Grade 2 did a fab job withe these little portrait paintings!
On the first day, I read the book The Day You Begin. I got this story from the book fair earlier this year because the illustrations are gorgeous and the story is wonderful. It is about how everyone is different and when we listen to each other we can understand one another and even make a new friend! I knew right away that I wanted to create an art lesson to go with this book.
This illustration was the particular inspiration for this project:
After reading the story and discussing the ways in which each of us are different, I took a pic of each student holding a big book.
The next week, students cut and glued their picture to a piece of paper and used fluorescent oil pastels to create flowing lines of movement coming out of the book. Then, they used tempera cakes to paint right over the oil pastels. This made the artwork so vibrant!
These little portraits are so sweet, they are going to look wonderful displayed in the hallway!
❤ Mrs. K